The Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, a 358,000-square-foot replacement facility located on a beautiful 75-acre site in Carson City, Nevada, was selected as the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s (TCA) Achievement Award Winner for the Institutional Division. The TCA Achievement Awards program was established in 1992 to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types using tilt-up concrete technology, advances in industry technology, and provide unique solutions to building programs. The winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty, and flexibility of the tilt-up construction concept, as well as tilt-up’s unique ability to get the job done faster and for less money.
Although steel braced frames were originally proposed, the facility was re-designed to incorporate the unconventional use of concrete tilt-up walls, which allowed for a flexible interior plan and increased window opening availability. The 83-foot-tall tilt-up walls were among the largest in the United States, weighing up to 292,000 pounds.
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